Xenoglaux loweryi O'Neill & Graves, 1977:411

Long-whiskered owlet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1976

Rediscovered in 2007

IUCN RedList status: Endangered


Rediscovered twice?





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: LSUMZ






Original scientific description:

O'Neill, J. P. and Graves, G. R. (1977). A new genus and species of owl (Aves: Strigidae) from Peru. The Auk 94(3): 409-416.


Other references:

Anon. 2007. Long-whiskered Owlet puts on a show. World Birdwatch 29(2): 5.

Balchin, Chris. (2007). Back from the dead! A potpourri of recent rediscoveries in the Neotropics. Neotropical Birding 2: 4-11.

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BirdLife International. 2016. Xenoglaux loweryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22689320A93226519. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22689320A93226519.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2017.

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Collar, N. J.; Gonzaga, L. P.; Krabbe, N.; Madroño Nieto, A.; Naranjo, L. G.; Parker, T. A.; Wege, D. C. 1992. Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

Daily Telegraph, 30 January, 1978

Davies, C. W. N.; Barnes, R.; Butchart, S. H. M.; Fernandez, M.; Seddon, N. 1997. The conservation status of birds on the Cordillera de Colán, Peru. Bird Conservation International 7: 181-195.

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del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Fjeldså, J.; Krabbe, N. 1990. Birds of the high Andes. Apollo Books, Copenhagen.

Hornbuckle, J. 1999. The birds of Abra Patricia and the upper río Mayo, San Martín, north Peru. Cotinga 12: 11-28.

König C, Weick F, Becking JH (1999) Owls. A guide to the owls of the world. Pica Press.

Sánchez Vega, I. and Dillon, M.O. 2000. Un nueva especie de Mikania (Eupatorieae: Asteraceae) de Piura, Perú. Arnaldoa 7(1-2): 1-12.

Schulenberg, T. S.; Stotz, D. F.; Lane, D. F.; O'Neill, J. P.; Parker III, T. A. 2007. Birds of Peru. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA.

Soares-Filho, B.S.; Nepstad, D.C.; Curran, L.M.; Cerqueira, G.C.; Garcia, R. A.; Ramos, C. A.; Voll, E.; McDonald, A.; Lefebvre, P.; Schlesinger, P. 2006. Modelling conservation in the Amazon basin. Nature 440(7083): 520-523.

Weick, Friedhelm. (2006). Owls (Strigiformes): Annotated and Illustrated Checklist. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.


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